[Mimedefang] Parse and export to database parts

G.W. Haywood mimedefang at jubileegroup.co.uk
Fri Apr 25 03:36:07 EDT 2014

Hi there,

On Thu, 24 Apr 2014, Jeffrey Starin wrote:

> ... We are new to perl

Then you have some work to do, but I promise it will be worth it. :)

Perl is THE text processing language.  If we didn't have Perl, we'd
have to invent it.

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worth it.  To back up that promise if you don't think so after reading
it three times (that's how many times I had to read it before I could
really say I'd understood it) then I'll buy it from you for the price
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trashed the book of course.  My latest copy is only the 3rd edition, I
have two copies each of the first two editions.  This is the only book
amongst the approximately three tonnes of books which I own of which I
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> and certainly MIMEdefang and could use some hand-holding.

There are many scripts already posted on this and other mailing lists,
and there are some in the MIMEDefang distribution.  As I said you have
some work to do, but on the bright side I estimate that it's ten times
quicker to get something running in Perl as it is in, say, C.  Just be
aware that Perl can use a lot of resources compared languages like C.



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